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Post by dutchman on Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:58 pm

Those alpine lakes look amazing. Doing a similar trip would be sweet, but... I'm not sure I could bike all that way.

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Post by TRD270 on Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:15 pm


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Post by Kevin on Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:21 am

That's the one. I'll make you a really good deal on mine, if you're in the market.

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Post by TRD270 on Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:25 am

Okay, so don't buy that one

No chance on getting the new bike on a rack without one. Figured I better have one on hand for future shuttle trips and such. I got a tailgate pad for the Dodge. It alleges room for 7 bikes, but since I can only fit 5 people in, it should be good.

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Post by Kevin on Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:17 am

Honestly, they were fine for scooting around town, I used them for years on pavement, gravel, bumpy roads, etc. They just couldn't handle me rallying the REALLY bumpy roads, as you saw. If I had taken it down to a creep and been super careful they probably would have survived that too.

I don't know if the ones you find in the LBS are going to be any better than the Allen brand, and it's a lot cheaper. If you're looking for something just in case, I'm sure that one would be fine. I'll be fixing mine and keeping them around, just in case. Wink

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Post by TRD270 on Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:20 pm

Well i'm officially tubeless. I used the orange stuff, everything seems to be holding. I'm not looking forward to changing those tires, tires on and off tubeless rims are a mofo. I ended up dumping in on the first one and using the injector on the second. Both made about equal mess. Trying to air up with my hand pump was futile, and I don't have a presta compatible air up for my compressor. I tried buying a presta to schrader adapter.... that didn't work. I ended up using my rubber tipped blow gun to get the beads to seat. Easy peasy from there. I just hope the front tire didn't get ruined being exposed for along time during my trial and error on trying to inflate


Also rode pipeline in millcreek today, about 2 min on the trail all forward momentum was stopped instantly by a sneaky branch hiding in the grass that attacked my brake rotor. I went over the handle bars and slid for home. Luckily I had gloves on, few scrapes and a few broken cable retainers otherwise okay.

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Post by Kevin on Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:50 am


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Post by frieed on Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:55 pm


I need to get one of those for putting my bike on the repair stand. It's a bit of a struggle to close the clamp on the seat post while holding the bike off the ground.
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Post by frieed on Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:08 pm

anyone have any bike plans for the 4th of July weekend ?
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Post by TRD270 on Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:53 pm

I'm going to go ride Glenwild in PC tomorrow, I have the 3rd and 4th off if we want to get together for a ride.

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Post by Kevin on Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:32 am

I don't know my plans this weekend yet, gotta talk to the wife. If I'm not down by Great Basin I'd be into finding a ride or three.

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Post by dutchman on Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:58 am

TRD270 wrote:I have the 3rd and 4th off

Me too.

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Post by Kevin on Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:49 am

Who can I talk into a bikepacking trip? I really want to strap my crap onto the bike any way I can and try it out. I'm looking at some stuff up in the Uintas/Mirror Lake area that seems doable.

I might have some stuff to loan if anyone is short on lightweight/packable gear.

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Post by dutchman on Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:01 pm

How many days/nights?

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Post by Kevin on Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:14 pm

One, for openers. I'm looking at the Upper Setting Road off of Mirror Lake Hwy - ride up, check the lakes for fish, camp, then ride down the Shingle Creek trail.

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Post by dutchman on Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:31 pm

How far is that ride? Checking out some of the smaller lakes?

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Post by Kevin on Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:49 pm

Google says seven miles, little over 2000 feet of elevation gain. The Shingle Creek trail is about six miles down, might have some downed trees and water bars and such that we'd have to hump over.

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Post by TRD270 on Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:42 pm

https://www.trailforks.com/trails/upper-setting-156/

https://www.trailforks.com/trails/shingle-creek/

Black diamond and double black diamond you crazy bastard

Shingle Creek description

"A Friend and Myself took a chance on shuttling this trail with the dirt road that terminates near the top. The road approach is extremely rough, very rocky and hard on your vehicle. We had 4wd trucks and still had a technical clmb and descent through many rock gardens.
The actual trail was extremely difficult both physically and mentally due to the MANY fallen trees, river crossings, and rocky sections too sketchy to ride. We had to dismount so much we were carrying our bikes more than we were riding. Occasionally the trail would open up enough to begin having a good time but inevitably there was a creek, fallen trees, etc interrupting the actual riding. This trail is high up in the mountains and a little bit remote. There was no cell phone service for either of our carriers if an accident happened, which could easily happen with the rocky nature of trail.
In short, this trail is best left to hikers and equestrians. The scenery was beautiful, but our experience was more of a survival experience than a fun shuttle ride."


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Post by Kevin on Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:44 pm

^ That's the singletrack.  I was thinking we'd bike up the road.  We could come down that track though, if we didn't want to wrestle with Shingle Creek. But I don't give much weight to that trail report on Trailforks, th e Upper Setting road is no different from any other Uinta road, just a little bumpy. If he freaked out over the "technical climb and descent through many rock gardens" on the road, how's he going to describe the mountain bike trail?

I think we can do it. But I mean, if your scared we could just go for a nice little ride on the Jordan River Parkway...

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Post by TRD270 on Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:57 pm

Jordan River sounds nice, might have to bring my gun though if we venture too far north on it

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Post by TRD270 on Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:32 pm

Anyone down for a ride early Monday or Tuesday before the big ball in the sky gets too hot?

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Post by Kevin on Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:53 pm

I have to take my boy to his class up in Park City on Monday, he's got to be there at nine and I pick him up at noon.  Wanna ride something up there?

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Post by TRD270 on Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:24 pm

I'm game, I ran stealth/glenwild the other day... .it kicked my butt. But I think I was a bit under the weather. The climb out on the back half is brutal

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Post by Kevin on Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:31 pm

I drop him off at the Highland Drive trailhead at Round Valley. There's a ton of trails right there.

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Post by Kevin on Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:36 am

TRD270 wrote:Black diamond and double black diamond you crazy bastard

Ok, so here you big ninny.  Make this your last big fling before you're buried in school and don't have time to wipe your butt.

https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/10d45001-bfa8-410f-a57f-12cb1d379634/?layer=GaiaTopoRasterFeet

Ten miles.  Most of it downhill.  Thirty kabillion lakes along the way to soak your head in.  We park a truck at Smith and Morehouse, then shuttle around to Washington Lake.  If we're really awesome we could probably talk a wife or buddy into dropping us off at Washington so we don't have to go back for the other truck.

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